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Violinist James Ehnes

Benjamin Ealovega 2012

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto + Pictures at an Exhibition

Wed, May 24–Sat, May 27, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall

Its staggering virtuoso demands were deemed “unplayable” when first composed—but Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto has gone on to become one of the best-known and best-loved in the repertoire. No one in the world plays it better than international Canadian star James Ehnes, “a violinist in a class of his own” (The Times). Imbued with the technicolour magic of master-orchestrator Maurice Ravel, Mussorgsky’s sonic gallery tour is one of music’s most unique and electrifying showpieces, and builds to an unforgettable, must-hear-live finale replete with blazing brass, crashing gongs, and pealing bells.

The performances of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto + Pictures at an Exhibition are collectively supported by our generous Friends donors.


Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, RBC Affiliate Composer

Hwa (Flowering)

World Première/TSO Commission



Violin Concerto



Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel

Pictures at an Exhibition



Conductor Jader Bignamini

Jader Bignamini

Violinist James Ehnes

James Ehnes